ITT Enidine (Booth 1203) will feature several rotorcraft-unique products at this year’s Heli-Expo. These include pylon isolation systems, cabin interior vibration isolators, spherical pivot bearings, multi-modulus laminated journal bearings, main engine and APU isolators and elastomeric rod ends.
A number of ITT Enidine products were onboard the new Bell 525 Relentless super-medium twin for its first flight July 1 in Amarillo, Texas. By developing, manufacturing and testing products in-house, the Orchard Park, N.Y., company was able to cut its production time by 60 percent to meet Bell Helicopter’s deadline.
“Daily communication with Bell Helicopter, suppliers and mold houses allowed us to cut production time to meet the tight deadline presented,” said Ryan Evans, aerospace product manager with ITT’s Control Technologies business. “Instead of serving solely as an external vendor, Enidine delivered hands-on service and functioned as an extension of the Bell Helicopter engineering team.”
ITT Aerospace Controls, based in Valencia, Calif., has also worked with the Bell 525 team since the project’s inception on fuel system solutions. The company’s customizable flow control and actuator products are built into the fuel-control systems of all Bell 525 models.